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Model 10 Club

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 336A, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. 336A

    336A Member

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    We have all sorts of clubs here, such as the 642 and the 686 club. However for some reason we have no club for what is probably one of the most signfigant revolvers ever made, which is some what of a shame. It has been in continuous production since it's inception in 1899, armed most policemen for the better part of the 20th century, and is the original S&W M&P. I bought a new S&W M10 a few years ago and love it. It is moer accurate than I can hold and strong as all get out. With all of the advanced self defence ammo out there now for the .38 SPL I don't feel I'm lacking in the least. So lets get this club going, and give the S&W it's proper acknowledgement.
     
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  2. bdb benzino

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    I picked up a used model 10 a few weeks ago and I am in love with that revolver. It is by far the smoothest action I have felt in a pistol.
     
  3. wlewisiii

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    How about the Model 64? Same firearm with all the same virtues but in stainless steel. Certainly my favorite revolver!

    But I want to get a Model 10 with the classic 4" pencil barrel too. :)

    William
     
  4. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    OK. I'll get it started.


    This ought to be waiting for me at the local FFL Friday. Until then, these are the pictures I have of it.


    3" Model 10-7. This makes my 4th 3 inch barrel revolver. I love that length.


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  5. MrBorland

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    Great idea. Here's my 10-5:

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  6. Iggy

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    Model 10 Itchy's duty gun 35 years ago and still does night stand duty. I wouldn't want to get between her and a BG.
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    OK, it isn't a Model 10, but it's close. Model 12 This one is on my side of the bed.
     
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  7. 336A

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    Yes this club can be open to the M64 Since it is in essence nothing more than a stainless steel variant. Mr. Borland and Iggy those are some true classics very nice. I had to settle for a M10 with the Hillary Hole. I looked high and low around where I live and there was nothing to be had. A short period after my purchase however I then learned of J&G sales:banghead: Here is a couple pics of mine I'm not the best photographer however.

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    Here it is in woods bumming guise.
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  8. whitecoyote

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    S&W model 10-7 Detroit Police Dept.
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    S&W model 10-7, w/3" barrel.
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    S&W model 10 w/2,5" barrel. Michigan State Police.
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    S&W M&P
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    S&W M&P w/5" barrel
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    S&W M&P San Bernadino Police Dept.
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    S&W M&P Detroit Police Dept.
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    S&W M&P D.P.D.
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  9. SaxonPig

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    M&P 10/64 thread? OK.

    Found in pawn shop with bulged barrel. Shop was asking $100 with no takers due to damage. I offered $60 and it was mine. Found barrel on ebay for $5 and swapped it myself. Total investment: $65


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    BD present from wife (God, how I love that woman).


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    Found one at local show for $200. Damned if I didn't find its twin at the next show for $210 (could NOT get him down to $200, dammit). Shipped a couple months apart one went to L.A. police officer's club and the other to NYC.


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    Bagged in pawn shop for $150. Wife had it engraved for 50th BD (have I mentioned how much I love that woman?). I added the leather and ivory to complete the package.


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    A 2" M64 ex-cop gun out of Texas. This is my nightstand gun.


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  10. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    What are those square leather pouches on your belt, 336A?
     
  11. 336A

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    Yes, they are the old double dump pouches that Police Officers used. They were on one of my fathers duty belts. So instead of letting them gather dust I figured that I would put them to some use. I like them better than speed loader pouches as they are more slim and trim. Besides I'm not worried about speedy reloads out in the woods.
     
  12. W.E.G.

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    My first gun was an old Victory Model that my father picked up at a gun show for 25 bucks, and the K-Frame Smith has been my favorite revolver ever since. I learned to reload and cast my own bullets because of that revolver, and I owe it a lot.

    I wish Smith & Wesson had left it alone, though. When they started using the heavy barrels, they lost that fine balance and plain good looks associated with the Model 10. I see no earthly use for it on a service grade .38 Special K-Frame revolver.

    Yes...It tames recoil a little, and is useful on the later Model 13/65 .357 Magnum revolvers. They need all the help they can get with full-power ammunition. On a .38 Special K-Frame, it's unnecessary...even with +P loadings.

    It helps steady aiming for target shooting...but the Model 10 is a working gun...not a target gun.

    One really can't appreciate the near-perfect balance of a K-frame with the tapered barrel...especially in the 5-inch length...until it's in the hand. If just feels right. It points right.

    *sigh*

    Wish they'd left'em alone.
     
  14. 336A

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    So what does everyone use their treasured M10's for? Are they just HD guns, range and plinking guns, or safe queens?. Mine is always with me when I hit the woods or the range, and will be the last that I ever part with if it were ever to come to that.
     
  15. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    I don't have any "safe queens". Everything I have has a job. Some don't work much these days, and others work overtime.


    3" fixed sight revolvers are just about perfect for carry. That's what this one is intended for. How much work it does will depend on its job performance rating.


    That about sum it up?
     
  16. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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    Hello. Count me in as a fan of the Model 10's, too.

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/my_personal_model_10.htm

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/model_10_family.htm


    My preference is for the heavy barrel versions. Others may feel differently. Which is "best"? In my opinion, it depends on the person. What is right for me might not be for the next person. Speaking only for myself, the HB "points right" and was my choice when buying my first police "duty gun" years ago. At that time, the Model 10 could be had with either the HB or the standard and I am glad that I had the choice. I prefer the slightly more "muzzle heavy" feel of the HB version, but that certainly isn't a "universal truth" for all people in my view.


    Best.
     
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    10-6 from Dad. I replaced the cracked wood grips with the Hogue. Have some other wood on order.
     
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    Good evening Mr. Camp. Believe it or not your great article "The Humble .38 Special" had a lot to do with my purchase of my S&W 10. I owe you a big thanks as that article really opened my eyes. I haven't regreted that purchase in the least.
     
  19. StephenT

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    Count me in as a big fan of the model 10. I've got three of them, all in mint condition, and I too prefer the pencil barrel. I'm always looking for these classic revolvers at gun shows. You can never have too many pre-lock S&W revolvers!
     
  20. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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    Hello, 336A and thanks for the kind words. As this is being typed, my 4" Model 10 is close to hand.

    Best.
     
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    1956 M&P (pre-model 10)
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  22. scottishclaymore

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    Model 64, here. 4", heavy barrel. Absolutely love it beyond any other handgun I've shot. Action is a positive joy to work.

    This is a lousy picture, but it's my girl:

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    Currently loaded with some old S&W .38 +P 158 GR SWCLHP's (From back when S&W made ammo, however log ago that was). It's an every day carry gun currently. I like its extra heft and feel very confident I could make the hits with it if necessary.

    EDIT: Before it was mine it was a service revolver in somebody's holster somewhere. I wish I knew what stories it could tell...
     
  23. Oro

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    Wow, whitecoyote has some fantastic examples. These are my two favorites,

    a) a 1942 early "Navy" Victory. The most inherently accurate S&W I have run across.
    b) an unfired (until I got it!) 1947 M&P 5" - much like the one he pictured. Have the box, too.

    Long actions are my favorite, the 1948 and earlier type. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect 2" - like one of his.

    1942 Navy
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    1947 Transitional (original grips in safe storage!):
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  24. Oro

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    double tap
     
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    Add me in. Love the 10's!
     
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